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espionage - spying
browbeat - bully; intimidate
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
duration - length of time something lasts
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)